Posted: 04 July 2013

Watch young carers sing in the 'Y Factor' at this year's Young Carers Festival

Please have a look at the 'Y Factor', one of the highlights of this year's Young Carers Festival.

The Y Factor featured several young carers auditioning to become part of a group performance of 'Shy to be human', the festival's theme song.

It's a fun video - have a look.


Get involved - support young carers

For years we have advocated for and helped the thousands of young carers across England. Currently we’re supporting Young Carers in Focus (YCiF), an exciting opportunity for young carers to feel empowered and supported to have a voice with a wider audience.

If you’re a young carer or know one, please have a look at the site and see how you can get involved.


More about young carers

Listen to and read about Abby Irwin's 'Shy to be human', the Young Carers Festival's theme song

Read Rob's report from a Young Carers in Focus training session where he gained video production skills ans saw hints at the magnitude of issues young carers face

Look at young carers in England today - have a look at our infographic about the young people, their familes and the issues they face

By Matt Summers-Sparks - Digital team

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